Paper Bag Cookie Cutter Shape Ornament
These make a great “any season” ornaments. Make and decorate hearts for a Valentine’s tree, shamrocks for a Saint Patty’s day tree, eggs carrots for an Easter wreath, stars for the Fourth of July wreath and angels snowmen for your Christmas tree.
Suspend these ornaments from wide ribbons from your curtain rods. Use them to decorate your seasonal wreath.
Consider using non seasonal shapes for Christmas ornaments. Make a memory ornament symbolizing an event from the year. Have a new baby in the family? Make a baby rattle and use fabric from a sleeper to embellish the ornament to. Don’t forget to “journal” on the back of the ornament and maybe even glue on a small photo. Make enough for everyone in the family.
Assemble materials. Select a large or jumbo, simply shaped cookie cutter without a lot of details for this project (tree, angel, bell, etc.).
First make a pattern from thin cardboard or cardstock usi adidas football boots ng the selected cutter adding a to 1 inch seam allowance.
Cut out the pattern.
Double the paper bag or brown paper to cut out one matching set at a time. Consider rumpling the paper before cutting the shape for a rippled effect. This is especially effective on ornaments you intend to paint one color.
Trace the pattern.
Then cut out as many pairs as you need of each shape.
Stack the shapes into matching pairs.
Sandwich a handful of cotton or fiberfill between the two layers and then sew or hand stitch or glue the two pieces together.
If gluing, clip the edges together with clothespins or binger clips.
When finished or glue is dry pink the edges of the paper bag ornaments.
Attach a hanger:Glue a piece of ribbon, string, raffia, etc. or soda can tab on the back as a hanger.
Attach a hanger:Sandwich a hanger between the two layers before sewing or gluing.
Attach a hanger: Punch a hole in the top of the shape before sewing or gluing. When securing the pieces together line up the holes with a paintbrush handle. Finally thread a hanger through the hole.
Attach a hanger:If you plan to tie these to a wreath or garland glue several strands of raffia, a chenille stem or piece of ribbon and glue it horizontally to the middle of the ornament and let dry. You can then easily tie the ornament to the greenery wreath!
Lastly decorate the ornaments. You can paint or glue on strips of fabric, felt or paper. Embellish with sequins, rick rack, glitter, buttons, googley eyes (for gingerbread people), mini candy canes, foam circles (for the Christmas tree) or other trims as desired.
Even though it’s not a cookie cutter ornament this is a gingerbread ornament so I’d like to share it here. Use leftover wrapping paper adidas football boots to create a paper bag ornament. I had some wrapping paper with gingerbread boys girls on it. I cut some of them out and glued them to brown paper. I stuffed them using the abo adidas football boots ve directions and then and cut around them with pinking shears. I added a mini wreath with mini cookie cutter on it.
Trace cookie cutter onto brown paper or a brown paper bag. I recycle brown paper I “found” rolled up in the center of my Christmas gift wrap!
After tracing cookie cutter shape add a 1/2 to 1 inch “seam allowance”.
Crumple paper before cutting to create a unique wrinkled effect. Best used if you plain to paint the ornament one solid color.
Apply a line of white glue or cool melt glue around the edges of the bottom shape.
Lay fiberfill in the center of the bottom shape. I did not have any fiberfill so I used sevear cotton balls pulled into a roll.
For this carrot I painted the root part of the carrot with craftsmart orange paint and the leat part with craftsmart lime paint. After it dried I pinked the edges of the shape. I then pinked the top of the carrot into vertical strips. This made a very nice effect and it the green part of the carrot was longer (maybe 2 1/2 inches) this could complete the ornament. Carefully seperate the layers of the top part to “frazzle” it. Becasue the carrot top was just not long enough to be effective I looped some green raffia into about 2 1/2 inch loops adidas football boots and tied off the bottom. I then glued it to the front of the carrot. Cut the top of the loops apart leave serveral to serve as hangers. I them tied a raffia bow and glued it to the front. Leave a few longer trailing edges.